Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

On July 28, 1841, the battered body of a woman was discovered in the Hudson River. The victim was Mary Rogers, a young beauty whose death sent Manhattan into a spasm of horror and outrage. It would also inspire one of the greatest authors of a generation to write "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and thereby create an entirely new style of literature - the true crime novel. This book retraces Edgar Allan Poe's steps as he sets out to solve the case, providing a tale of intrigue, suspense, and shattered reputations. Stashower reveals the drama of New York in the 1840s, complete with roving gangs, corrupt journalists, and an unregulated police force utterly unprepared for the baffling crime that transformed a city.

Buy Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers book by Daniel Stashower from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781851685486
ISBN-10: 1851685480
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers book by Daniel Stashower and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Daniel Stashower

Daniel Stashower is the author of highly acclaimed biography of Arthur Conan Doyle Teller of Tales (Allen Lane, 2001), which won the Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work. He is a recipient of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing, and lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, DC.

Books By Author Daniel Stashower

Sherlock Holmes by Daniel Stashower

Sherlock Holmes

Paperback, February 2016
Essential Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Daniel Stashower

The Essential Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Paperback, October 2015
Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower

The Hour of Peril

Paperback / softback, January 2014
Dangerous Work by Daniel Stashower

Dangerous Work

Hardback, October 2012